Within just one week after launching worldwide, the game made history as the biggest Halo launch and fastest-selling Xbox One exclusive game, with more than $400 million in global sales of "Halo 5: Guardians" games and hardware, pushing the franchise to over $5 billion lifetime.
Commented on NPD's data, Microsoft said that the game drove record Xbox Live usage for October and that the Xbox One showed a 81 percent growth compared to October 2014.
On the otehr hand, the full list of top 10 game sales for October reveal that Sony's PS4 remains very popular. The 6 of the 7 multi-platform games in the top 10 saw sales of the game on the PS4 lead sales of the same games on the Xbox One.
Overall console sales were down from $271.1 million last October to $270.3 million, largely due to falling sales of portable game consoles. Game sales were down by 3 percent for the same comparison period, according to the NPD group.